MECASOLAR supplies 100 kW in solar trackers to PV solar plant in Australia
- The Spanish multinational company has supplied 100 kW in single-axis solar trackers to a new plant developed by EMC Solar in the coastal town of Carnarvon, Australia.
- MECASOLAR has supplied solar trackers to Australian PV installations in the past two years.
- The recent transaction and the various PV installations that are expected to be developed in the region decided MECASOLAR to study the possibility of opening a local branch.
17 January 2012. MECASOLAR, a multinational company that designs, manufactures and supplies solar trackers, fixed structures and foundation screws, has delivered 100 kW in single-axis solar trackers to a new PV power plant in the town of Carnarvon that was developed by EMC Solar (Energy Made Clean).
The trackers supplied by MECASOLAR were installed in one of the biggest solar power stations in the area. The station is to start operating in January 2012 under a 30-year commercial agreement signed with Horizon Power.
MECASOLAR's cooperation in this project adds to other agreements reached before, which enabled the company to provide single- and dual-axis trackers to other Australian PV solar systems installed by ZEN, HARELEC and EMC Solar.
These sales, along with the strong bet by Australia's organisations and industry on renewable energy, have decided MECASOLAR, a company of OPDE Group, to study the possibility of opening a local branch in Australia, a target market for 2012 for the international corporation specialising in solar power products, alongside India or Mexico, Group management sources said.
So far, 12 Australian companies have joined PROINSO's International Network of Qualified Installers. They are companies with at least three years' experience in the solar industry and have teams of engineers and installers capable of designing and carrying out solar projects. (*Find list and map attached showing PROINSO's current Network of Qualified Installers in Australia.)
MECASOLAR specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of single- and dual-axis solar trackers, fixed structures and foundation screws for solar PV facilities. It has manufacturing plants in Spain, Italy, Greece, Canada and the USA. As of September 2011, it had delivered more than 24,000 trackers, with a total power of 311 MW.
All MECASOLAR devices use cutting-edge technology. Its dual-axis trackers can increase solar PV energy generation by over 35% as compared to fixed installations. Its single-axis azimuth trackers improve output by 28% as compared to fixed structures and need a comparatively small space -2.51 ha/MW (6.2 acres/MW). The company also manufactures fixed structures that can adapt to all kinds of surfaces and power. Together with the universal foundation screw MECASCREW, they provide customers with a global solution.
The MECASOLAR single-axis polar tracker, launched in December 2011, has a capacity of 114.4 kWp, improving PR and reducing investment per Wp, thus increasing the profitability of the installation.//